Norse Violence Prevention promotes the vision of a violence free campus by engaging the NKU community in innovative prevention strategies and support-centered advocacy.
To mobilize every member of the NKU community to be a proactive part of the solution in reducing violence on campus through our values.
Kendra Massey started as the Director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center in February 2019. Prior to coming to NKU, she worked in the field of interpersonal violence prevention and intervention at community-based nonprofits for over fifteen years. She strongly believes that interpersonal violence is preventable and is excited to be part of a coordinated prevention and response team at NKU. She's committed to addressing the issue of interpersonal violence through a trauma-informed and insectional lens. Kendra holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Xavier University and is pursuing a Masters of Social Work from NKU.
Likes: Traveling and doing anything active and outdoors
Favorite food: Snacks, especially applies with peanut butter
What I can't live without: Chapstick - I have Burt's Bees on me at all times.
What I love about NKU: The welcoming environment and amazing students
Emily Wright started as the Advocate for the Norse Violence Prevention Center in January 2020. Emily graduated from NKU with her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and is excited to return to the university that had such a great impact on her life. Prior to NVP, she advocated for human trafficking survivors in Southwest Ohio, conducted outreach in Cincinnati, and provided trainings on human trafficking to the community. She looks forward to ensuring all students that come to NVP feel heard, empowered, and supported.
Likes: Reading, podcasts, the Cincinnati Reds, camping, and boating on the lake
Favorite food: Skyline Chili
What I can't live without: Iced Coffee and Spotify
What I love about NKU: It's an extremely friendly, close-knit community.
Erinn Williams started as the Project Coordinator for the Norse Violence Prevention Center in February 2020. Erinn graduated from Wesleyan College with her Bachelor’s in Human Services. Prior to coming to NKU, she had experience working for non-profits in both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area that specifically aim towards helping those affected by interpersonal and gender-based violence. Erinn is excited to join NVP to help support and build a stronger NKU.
Likes: Motown, Nature Walks, Basketball, and Reading
Favorite Food: Tacos
What I Cant Live Without: Queso
What I love about NKU: How welcoming and dedicated everyone is to students and faculty
Kaetlyn is a senior social work major completing her field placement with Norse Violence Prevention Center. She is involved with Phi Sigma and the LGBTQ+ Student Ambassadors on campus. In her professional career, she hopes to work in advocacy for people who have experienced interpersonal violence.
Likes: Cats, reading Stephen King, traveling to new places
Favorite food: Mac n cheese
What I love most about NKU: The students love being involved in their organizations and are always ready to help whenever they are needed.
Aniya is a Junior at Northern Kentucky University studying Criminal Justice, with a minor in Social Justice. She is currently serving as Outreach Coordinator of the NVP Peer Ambassadors. Originally from Maysville, KY, Aniya has developed a deep love for NKU due to all of the amazing people and connections she has made through being an Ambassador for Student Support Services and working alongside great mentors! She is excited to reach each and every student on campus to educate them and let them know that they aren't alone.
Likes: Reading books by Black feminist writers, using my cricut to make everything, and watching Greys Anatomy
Favorite food: I LOVE french fries and spinach smoothies.
What I can't live without: God and my planner, they both keep me sane.
What I love about NKU: The people, from professors to staff and friends I have made along the way. I love them all and they make NKU what it is today.
Sammi is a Senior at NKU studying Public Relations and currently serving as the President of the NVP Student Amassadors. Originally from Louisville, Sammi has developed a deep love for the NKU community through her experiences in Greek Life and being a member of the Norse Leadership Society. She is excited to educate and connect students to helpful resources!
Likes: Embroidery, Gilmore Girls, and playing Animal Crossing
Favorite food: Any form of potatoes
What I can't live without: My planner, it's my heart and soul.
What I love about NKU: The supportive community and student leaders that are determined to create change!